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Police have names in fire homicide investigation

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Police have names in fire homicide investigation

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

FERNDALE, Wash. – Ferndale Police say they have names of people they believe are involved in the fire that killed a woman on New Year’s Day.

Lieutenant Bill Hatchett says that interviews with family members and friends of the victim 23-year-old Mindy Rhoads and others that have come forward are leading them in the right direction.

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He says they still can’t say how the fire was started, but the fire marshal confirms it was started deliberately.

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The fire broke out late January 1 in a home on Rural Avenue.

Firefighters discovered Rhoads’ body after the fire was put out.

Hatchett says they still don’t know why she was there at the time of the fire.